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1963 South African Grand Prix

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1963 South African Grand Prix
Prince George Circuit.svg
Race details
Date 28 December 1963
Official name 10th International RAC Grand Prix of South Africa
Location Prince George Circuit
East London, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.920 km (2.436 mi)
Distance 85 laps, 333.175 km (207.025 mi)
Weather Hot, dry and windy
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:28.9
Fastest lap
Driver United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax
Time 1:29.1 on lap 33
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second Brabham-Climax
Third BRM
Lap leaders

The 1963 South African Grand Prix, formally titled the 10th International RAC Grand Prix of South Africa,[1] was a Formula One motor race held at East London on 28 December 1963. It was the tenth and final race in both the 1963 World Championship of Drivers and the 1963 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 85-lap race was won from pole position by Jim Clark in a works Lotus-Climax, the Scottish driver achieving his seventh win of the 1963 Championship. Dan Gurney finished second in a Brabham-Climax, while Graham Hill was third in a BRM. It would be the last Formula One race in December until the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.[2]

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:28.9
2 8 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 1:29.0 +0.1
3 9 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 1:29.1 +0.2
4 3 United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 1:29.8 +0.9
5 4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 1:30.2 +1.3
6 5 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 1:30.3 +1.4
7 6 United States Richie Ginther BRM 1:30.4 +1.5
8 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 1:30.4 +1.5
9 10 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 1:31.2 +2.3
10 11 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 1:31.5 +2.6
11 12 Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 1:32.0 +3.1
12 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 1:34.5 +5.6
13 19 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax 1:34.6 +5.7
14 22 United Kingdom David Prophet Brabham-Ford 1:35.5 +6.6
15 21 South Africa Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 1:35.6 +6.7
16 18 South Africa Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo 1:35.7 +6.8
17 20 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:35.8 +6.9
18 16 South Africa Doug Serrurier LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:36.4 +7.5
19 23 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Maserati 1:36.5 +7.6
20 14 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 1:36.6 +7.7
21 15 South Africa Paddy Driver Lotus-BRM 1:36.9 +8.0
Source:[3]

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 85 2:10:36.9 1 9
2 9 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 85 + 1:06.8 3 6
3 5 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 84 + 1 Lap 6 4
4 10 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 84 + 1 Lap 9 3
5 4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 84 + 1 Lap 5 2
6 12 Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 83 + 2 Laps 11 1
7 11 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 82 + 3 Laps 10
8 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 81 + 4 Laps 8
9 19 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax 80 + 5 Laps 13
10 14 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 79 + 6 Laps 20
11 16 South Africa Doug Serrurier LDS-Alfa Romeo 78 + 7 Laps 18
12 23 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Maserati 77 + 8 Laps 19
13 8 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 70 Spun Off 2
14 21 South Africa Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 66 + 19 Laps 15
Ret 18 South Africa Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo 53 Gearbox 16
Ret 22 United Kingdom David Prophet Brabham-Ford 49 Oil Pressure 14
Ret 3 United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 43 Engine 4
Ret 6 United States Richie Ginther BRM 43 Halfshaft 7
Ret 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 3 Engine 12
Ret 20 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 2 Halfshaft 17
DNS 15 South Africa Paddy Driver Lotus-BRM Practice Accident 21
WD 17 South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax Driver Injured
WD United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Lola-Climax
Source:[4]

Championship standings after the race

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

References

  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1963". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ Galloway, James (6 December 2018). "F1 2019 schedule: 21-race calendar and December finish". skysports.com. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ "1963 South African GP Qualification". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  4. ^ "1963 South African Grand Prix". Formula One. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b "South Africa 1963 - Championship". statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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